{FD} US Army sergeant killed in Niger attack not captured, despite reports

U.S. Army Sgt. La David Johnson, one of four American soldiers who were killed Oct. 4 in Niger when ambushed by Islamic extremists, was not captured or executed at close range, two senior U.S. defense officials confirmed to Fox News on Sunday.

{FD} Egypt reopens ancient library in Sinai after renovations

Egypt reopened on Saturday an ancient library which holds thousands of centuries-old religious and historical manuscripts at the famed St. Catherine Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage site, in South Sinai.

{FD} Germany to fund more surveillance along Tunisia-Libya border

Germany is pouring money into the creation of electronic surveillance systems along Tunisia’s eastern border, designed to prevent extremists and migrants from slipping across into the country from neighboring Libya, a government spokesman said Friday.

{FD} Egypt activist sentenced to 3 years for government criticism

Egyptian lawyers say a prominent activist and opposition figure has been sentenced to three years over his criticism of the government’s decision to transfer control over two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia.